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Critical Development Theory: Contributions to a New Paradigm
In the late 20th century, there has been a rethinking of the whole concept of development, including a growing awareness of its gender, cultural and environmental dimensions, and the impact of globalization. The contributors to this volume seek to extend these debates to a more fundamental level, tackling such issues as the crisis of development as an intellectual and prac ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Zed Books
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While not entirely irrelevant, many of the essays are fairly dated, at least from the perspective of someone working in the field of development. With neither rigorous historical analysis nor any accounting of the tremendous economic, social and geopolitical changes which have occurred globally in the last 20 years, taken as a whole the work serves more as a snapshot of an academic discipline in crises than a enduring contribution to development theory. Possible exceptions to this overall charac ...more